BenQ ZOWIE XL2546: 240Hz eSports Gaming Monitor With DyAC

BenQ ZOWIE XL2546

BenQ has just announced a brand new eSports gaming monitor, which is called BenQ ZOWIE XL2546. It falls under the BenQ ZOWIE series, which is aimed towards gamers. BenQ launched the ZOWIE XL2540 last year and it has since then been used at professional tournaments, such as ESL tournaments, Dreamhack and other tournaments related to competitive first-person shooter games. The BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 has been chosen as the official gaming monitor at DreamHack Atlanta 2017.

Following the same path, the BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 aims to be a monitor that is used by professionals in the eSports scene. This incredible gaming monitor features the same responsiveness and smoothness as the XL2540 due to the 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, but this display also features DyAC. This is essentially just a technology that improves motion clarity. It’s still 144Hz, but there’s improved clarity when sweeping around to find objects in games. Technically speaking, it’s not that advanced. DyAC is essentially just black frame insertion with single strobing above 100Hz, and without as much of a brightness penalty.

Moving on to other specs, the screen is 24.5 inches large and supports a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 (Full HD). Brightness is specified at 320 cd/m2 and the contrast is 1000:1.

BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 review

The panel type of the BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 is TN (Twisted Nematic), which is good enough for competitive eSports gaming, which this monitor is aimed for anyways. It won’t give you good colors or viewing angles, though.

Connection options are the following: DVI-DL, two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort 1.2 port, a headphone jack and a microphone jack.

Anyways, it’s the native 240Hz refresh rate and DyAC that’s appealing about this gaming display. It doesn’t support Adaptive Sync technologies, such as G-SYNC and FreeSync. So make sure your PC can handle above 240 frames per second in the game that you will be playing with it.

BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 Specifications
Screen Size24.5-inches
Resolution1920x1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate240Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncNo
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI, DVI-DL
Other PortsHeadphone, Microphone
Brightness320 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)

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